The Lightship

The Lightship

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski Cast: Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
, Tom Bower
Tom Bower
, Robert Costanzo
Robert Costanzo
Jerzy Skolimowski
The Lightship

The Lightship

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski Cast: Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
, Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
, Tom Bower
Tom Bower
, Robert Costanzo
Robert Costanzo
Jerzy Skolimowski

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Overview

Jerzy Skolimowski directed this allegorical drama taking place in 1955 aboard an anchored U.S. Coast Guard ship that serves as a lighthouse, preventing vessels from crashing into the rocks on the Virginia shore line. The lightship commander, Captain Miller (Klaus Maria Brandauer), is a German-born American who is haunted by a terrible experience from World War II. As a commander of a destroyer, he chose to chase after a German U-boat rather than pick up victims from the sea. Miller lives on the lightship with his troubled teenage son Alex (Michael Lyndon) and a tiny crew. When Miller spots a wrecked speedboat, he rescues the victims and brings them aboard the lightship. Unfortunately for Miller, the survivors are an unsavory lot -- a distasteful homosexual psychopath named Caspary (Robert Duvall) and his two low-life brothers, Gene (William Forsythe) and Eddie (Arliss Howard). Once aboard the lighthouse, the trio try to compel Miller to take them to their destination, but Miller resists, refusing to abandon the Virginia coast.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/14/2005
UPC: 0097368889347
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG-13
Source: PARAMOUNT
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 48,858

Special Features

Closed Caption;Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital English 5.1 surround; English 2.0 surround; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Duvall Calvin Caspary
Klaus Maria Brandauer Captain Miller
Tom Bower Coop
Robert Costanzo Stump
Badja Djola Nate
William Forsythe Gene
Arliss Howard Eddie
Michael Lyndon Alex
Timothy Phillips Thorne
Stanley Myers Composer
Hans Zimmer Composer

Technical Credits
Bill Benenson Producer
Moritz Borman Producer
Jerzy Skolimowski Director
Rainer Soehnlein Executive Producer
David Taylor Screenwriter
William Mai Screenwriter
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